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    1. txGemgal3084
      Latest Entry

      Hey everyone, sorry for such a long wait for the next blog post. Between mostly working a lot and this past week being sick I haven't posted anything so I better stay on top of it more. That being said it's review time. Also like always I'll try to not spoil the show but sorry if I do.

      If you don't know this about me I watch anime or read manga every free chance I get and in doing so I watch a lot of shows at one time.  I'm always on the look out for something new or if a favorite gets another season I am all over it. I watch a few different internet sites like crunchyroll or on netflix. 

      Recently I binged watched an Netflix original called Levius (pronounced Lay-ve-us). It's also the main characters name.  This anime although may be classified as sporting since it revolves around a sport called metal boxing I would have to say it's a bit more of a drama type. The aesthetics of the world surrounding them is like 1940'ish with a steampunk vibe. They have mecha advancements and such. Metal boxing is boxing with arms that basically are replaced with mecha like structures. The world is a bit different as  when in you get a short history of the mechanism that drives metal boxing.  Something called Agatha water has a unique ability to interact with human blood producing steam. However the steam that's created can be manipulated by the user (blood donor) in other words.

      The first episode starts off with him already in the ring fighting an opponent like a quick glimpse of things to come. By the end of the episode and the next one is really how it all starts. A young boy from a war torn town. You learn of his background and how he got to where he is now. It's a bit sad but you also find out why there was conflict in his town which you might have guessed from what is written above. Greenbridge the town Levius lived in had this unique water source and well they lived on it and it may have changed them internally being exposed to the water all the time. So naturally a conflict arose wanting the rights to this water. A company called Amethyst supposedly swept in to help and stop the conflict but the rumors say it had underlying evil intentions as in kidnapping orphaned children and do experiments on. 

      Levius finds himself has a young boy who was trying to rescue his mother but ends up losing an arm and being saved by his mother. As a young boy who already lost his father during the war and mother who is in a coma he is shipped to his Uncle who used to be a boxer back in his day. There is another main character sorta of in all this a young girl from the same town he couldn't save that later turns up in the ring. Levius stumbles onto the metal boxing and well the rest is history. 

      This story is so great. Fighting to find something you feel is missing. The opponents you fight bring something to your understanding. Levius is innocent but not naive, simple and straightforward. I real genius in the ring. He ends up helping the other fighters through the fighting. The supporting cast gets little backstories that make not end up hating them.  The accumlation comes to head as you learn AJ a fighter being manipulated by an evil guy who is the owner of Amethyst. The sad truth of a lot of things come to light and Levius tries to save AJ.  Everyone comes to back up Levius on this even though it becomes very dangerous.

      I really would recommend this anime.  Even if you don't like sport or boxing the story and plot is very excellent. It really draws you in.

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    2. Judging on their name, one would assume that a shamblefluff would be something fluffy that shambles... Well, you wouldn't be far from the truth...

      So what is a shamblefluff exactly?

      Well, let's have a bit of a gander. Shall we?

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      Shamblefluffs:

      Full name: Shamblefluffs

      Other terms/Local names for the species: Cotton rollers, cotton fairies 

       

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      Factual information:

      Appearance: Shamblefluffs are small, fluffy humanoids that are comprised of a stubby body. They have brown/tanned skin. And a thick layer of fur across their back and arms, which is extremely long and course, similar to that of sheep and cotton, giving them their name. Their eyes tend to be a solid black, and they have a small nose and mouth. Their features apart from this are usually bland, however they tend to adorn themselves with paints, accessories and styles in order to stand out from one another. They tend to travel as one large group, and as such look like a giant mass of shambling fluff (hence their full name)

       

      Locations/Climates they are found in: Thick forestry areas that are subject to intense weather conditions. Such as extreme fluctuations of cold or heat.

       

      Diet: regular Shamblefluffs are omnivores, however other subspecies within the group can either be carnivores or herbivores.

       

      Nature (Aggressive, passive, exedra): They tend to be relatively social and rather pleasant, as they prefer to talk and barter with other humanoids (with the exception of the more tribal subspecies, that can sometimes hunt them for sport)

       

      Culture: in general, a group of Shamblefluffs have their own cultural rules, histories and parts per group. However, for the most part, thir groups are commonly made up of individual professions with a single queen at the center. The queen is in charge, and is the soul leading force of the Shamblefluff group. If the queen dies, then the next queen is chosen on popularity and knowledge

       

      Life span: 40-80 years

       

      Other information: 

      They tend to vary a hollow, light weight homestead in the centre of the mass, which they use to sleep inside when either night rolls around, or when certain workers need to rest (this home is usually in the form of a wooden log, giant shell, or any natural/handmade source that can be squeezed inside as a home.)

      Scout Shamblefluffs tend to be far smaller then the rest, while worries are much larger. This varies depending on group, however.

      The smallest tend to be around the size of a human foot, while the largest can stand up to a humans waist

      As part of a defensive mechanism, Shamblefluffs will drag an attacker into their bundle, pinning them down in the centre of them. They will then cause the individual to cook to death under the mass of fur, before then either stripping it apart if it was a usable animal or something they could use for food, or throw it away/burry it if it were a humanoid (although some will still use the first option, however it is commonly shunned upon, and is only ever done in times of need to prevent starvation)

       

      Variations within the species:

      They tend to vary in appearance based on their role within the shamble. Worries tend to be a bit larger and muscular, while groomers tend to have specialised tusks for parking fur, exedra

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      List of subspecies:

      Shamblefuffians

      Shamblethorns

      Cottonfluffs

       

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      Shamblefluffians:

      Appearance: just like ordinary Shamblefluffs, but their fur is a red/dark red/black rather then the standard shade of white, grey and gold.  They also have sharper teeth and tusks in some cases

       

      Locations/Climates they are found in: deserts, volcanic regions and forestry areas prone to sporadic climates

       

      Diet: carnivores (the tribal groups are known to hunt and feed on other intelligent life too)

       

      Nature (Aggressive, passive, exedra): aggressive for the most part, with the exception of those living closer to civilization, as they tend to be either friendly to other humanoids or at the very least avoid them. More tribal ones will eat intelligent life, however. 

       

      Culture: they tend to prefer hunting as a pack, utilizing small weapons and tusks to hunt and kill prey. Intelligent life in tribal variants tend to be seen as a more spiritual hunt, and thus gives way for warriors to prove themselves in battle.

       

      Life span: 40-60 years

       

      Other information:

      Tribal variants are far more aggressive then those who are around civilization

      They tend to enjoy places that are far warmer and more open

      Although they travel as a group, they will fight other groups of shamblefluffians, and the winning group will take the losers in and use them as workers, only allowing them to become warriors when they prove themselves

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      Shamblethorns:

      Appearance: similar to Shamblefluffs, with the exception of their fur being more green, dark green and mint in coloration. Their fur also tends to contain thick, sharp thorns, as well as being far heavier and more course

       

      Locations/Climates they are found in: thick forests, jungles and any places filled with crevices and foliage

       

      Diet: herbivores. They tend to enjoy vines and other vine-like plant life and vegetation, such as ivy

       

      Nature (Aggressive, passive, exedra): very defencive. They tend to huddle together when approached, and are overly cautious, even around other humanoids.

       

      Culture: they tend to live in smaller groups, but are always looking out for one another. They will usually consume leaves, vines and other creeper plants until they need to move ,and will do so as a large group. Shamblethorns don't have a queen, and instead work as a services group, working with other groups of shamblethorns when needed, but otherwise sticking in smaller groups.

       

      Life span: 70-88 years

       

      Other information:

      Their fur tends to be Incredibly sharp, accompanied by solid spines in their backs. These can usually cause immense lacerations, killing most species from exsanguination

      They tend to work well with other species, oftentimes accepting protection from other humanoids in exchange for them eating pest creeper plants from taking over farmsteads and the like.

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      Cottonfluffs:

      Appearance: exactly like normal Shamblefluffs in base appearance, however they can vary drastically due to their introduction In to civilised life. This can include styles of hair; including trimmed variations, colours and even race-okenos (Due to parents being a mix of shamblefluff and any other variation of humanoid species) based on the area they have grown up in throughout life.

       

      Locations/Climates they are found in: Civilised planets (or within civilization on many planets)

       

      Diet: omnivores; tend to eat anything, so long as it fits into a regular humanoid diet.

       

      Nature (Aggressive, passive, exedra): varies depending on upbringing and type of civilization. Brought up within. Varies from individual to individual.

       

      Culture: varies based on civilization brought up in and their own family history.

       

      Life span: average of 70-300 years

       

      Other information:

      Unlike other Shamblefluff species, Cottonfluffs don't travel as a group, and are independent (as such, no queens exist either)

      They tend to be far taller then others. And are usually waist height, but this varies from individual to individual

      Okeno Cottonfluffs tend to maintain their fur and their eyes, but will usually take in their other special traits, including normal height (but will always be slightly shorter then most, due to their overly short nature)

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    • txGemgal3084

      So I wanted to put out there that if anyone wants to talk about anime, manga, or life I am here to listen.  Or if anyone wants to ask me question I'll try and answer.  Sometimes I get bored or lonely and I like to talk with people who like that same things i do. Well irl I don't have anyone I can talk with about these things. So I am thankful I found this cool place to talk and chill.
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    • txGemgal3084

      Hello everyone,
      It's been a little while since my last post but well I have been busy with work and I was recently sick. Still got a nasty little cough but feeling much better. In my off time I still watch a ton of anime so I thought I'd get on and do my usual blog that I was trying really hard to stay on top of. So sorry I haven't been on for awhile.
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    • Tefutakato

      Have one more course for school to go. I’ve made some progress in my last class to do. I wish I had finished secondary school a long time ago. 
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    • XII360

      Tomorrow is last day of review center !
      So far, based on scores i get on exams, i feel confident ill pass this time, compared to first time (50-90/200), i always get 50-70% now (100-150/200),
      With the exception on parasitology, seems to have been my lowest in the review center, following isbb (cant remember, but i didnt get 50%, rather 40% ?)
       
      Eitherway ima keep studying to pass boards this march
       
      Also bought some jackets, couse, jacket is laif for a hikikomori
      I cant be the only one who feels naked, when im not wearing one outside, right ?
      I feel protected when i wear a jacket outside (like how a kid feels protected hiding in their blanket xD)
      Also UV light protection, muh skin needs to be protected after allll >.<
       
      Started playing arknights too, not fully focused on it, im still 100% studies, but its a fun tower defense game so far, i get the kancolle vibe, but with tower defense mechanism rather than no control on shipfus
      Also no permanent sinking/death if you push through (they should do a mode like this, it would add more pressure >.>....)


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